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VARIDESK Standing Desk a Smart Wellness Solution

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The pitfalls of sitting too much have been well-proven, with the gravely serious risks ranging from medical conditions like diabetes, heart disease and obesity to increased mortality rates.  Prolonged sedentary time is also associated with a host of other adverse issues, including weight gain, neck and back pain and even anxiety. It’s no wonder that standing desks have become an ... Read More »

Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas

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Like untold millions of others, amid the rapidly approaching holiday you may be frantically trying to find that perfect gift for someone special but your mind is drawing a blank. This pressure is exponentially harder when shopping for that person who “has it all.” Keep calm and read on, as here are a few diverse gift ideas that, given easy ... Read More »

4 SoCal Locales Where Holiday Spirit Runs High

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Southern California is known for having more than its fair share of hot spots, from the trendiest happy hour haunts, to hotels and resorts with out-of-the-box offerings that proffer an exceptional travel experience. Here are a noteworthy few that have hit my radar of late: iFLY Indoor Skydiving (www.iFlyWorld.com) – Starting at $79.95 iFLY is an experiential entertainment company that ... Read More »

5 Wine & Spirits Gifts Suited for Any Season

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There’s no better way to usher in the holiday spirit than with a tasty cocktail or two. And, with 2-year worldwide sales volume of spirits exceeding 21.29 million liters, it seems the marketplace is thirstier than ever. This is good news for would-be gift givers seeking to tender items that’ll never go out of style.  Whether as a gift for ... Read More »

9 Ways to Achieve Diet & Weight-Loss Success

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As health-seekers strategize their diet and fitness approach for the holiday gluttony season and those inevitable New Year’s resolutions just beyond, there are a few simple but key considerations that can make all the difference between a successful—and even profitable—weight-loss endeavor and a wellness endeavor that falls far short. In seeking expert advice I connected with diet and fitness industry ... Read More »

Anatomy of a Grand Weekend Getaway at Boulders Resort & Spa Arizona

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::: Turnkey, print-ready 3-night itinerary chock-full of fun and fabulosity ::: Amid my considerably hectic work schedule and family life where there’s nary a moment to spare, let alone full weeks (or more) to take extended trips, I’ve become a master of the “micro-vacation”—those long weekend getaways that strike just the right balance of relaxation, adventure and indulgence to suitably ... Read More »

16 Tech-Driven Wellness Innovations

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With all of the excitement and buzz surrounding the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) coupled with the fact that the fall and winter flu, holiday survival and New Year resolution seasons are all on fast approach, now is the perfect time to explore some innovations—gadgets, appliances and other science-based solutions aimed at improving our collective well-being. Indeed, the health, wellness, ... Read More »

Leveraging UV Light for a Healthier & Odor-Free Home

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The dreadful multistate E. coli outbreak at Chipotle, which hospitalized 21, is among a number of high profile situations underscoring the danger of—and our collective vulnerability to–bacterium-born illness. Whether you’re frequenting a restaurant, retail store, business office, sports complex or any other facility where clients, customers, business associates, patrons, visitors and even resident employees can use restroom facilities and otherwise ... Read More »

Great Gets for a Killer Cookout (or Tailgate)

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There are few weekend activities I love more than a good ‘ole backyard cookout—whether at my place or someone else’s abode. As a bona fide foodie, my search for ways to elevate this perennial pastime never ceases, whether that be in the way of new and exciting recipe ingredients, condiments, beverages, cookware or serviceware. Here are some tasty finds in ... Read More »